Chloe is a Children’s & YA agent. She joined the MM Agency in 2019 from Northbank Talent where she spent four years building a children’s and YA list from scratch, selling rights in the UK, US and internationally. She began her career at Titan Books and it was working with V.E. Schwab that made her realise her true passion was in YA and children’s.
Chloe represents a range of award-winning and best-selling children’s authors including Anna Fargher, Benjamin Dean, Kathryn Foxfield, Katie Kirby, Helen Rutter, Danielle Jawando, Sarah Hagger-Holt, Lex Croucher, Jen Carney and Ben Oliver.
Chloe is also a writer. She penned the Emma Nash books, a YA series published with HQ and collaborated on Roman Kemp and Vick Hope’s middle-grade series with Scholastic. She runs #bookclubYA, the bi-monthly sister event to #drinkYA, and co-hosts YaOughta!, a podcast about UK YA books.
What I’m looking for in a short story. . .
Much like Children’s and YA writing, great short stories are a very specific craft. Every sentence, really every word, has to be selected with care and must propel the story. I want to feel engulfed in the world you create from the very start, with immersive plots and perfect pacing. And I love narrators and characters who are immediately compelling, with distinct personalities and objectives. Whether you’re writing a thriller, a mystery or a comedy, I think the key thing is to capture the emotions at play in the stories you’re trying to tell – that’s what resonates with a reader!
You can find more details about the Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency here. madeleinemilburn.co.uk